Competitive rakuwan folk who test their strength by crushing things.
A Show of StrengthThe Strongclaw Challenge is a popular sport entered almost exclusively by Rakuwans (there's no restriction on other folks from entering, but they'd be at a serious physical disadvantage). There are two main judging categories for the challenge:
- Destruction - a test increasing in difficulty of materials that can be broken or crushed with a single limb.
- Speed - a test to see how many items can be crushed within a certain time limit.
Intimidating PrescenceWhen they compete in the Strongclaw Challenge, rakuwans adorn themselves in warlike paints to intimidate the opposing team. They paint their claws in vibrant colours and patterns, often matching those of their team mates. Some strongclaws seek to look much bigger than the others and will add prosthetic layers to their claws in order for them to look sharper or bulkier. This practise is banned from regulated events to prevent unfair advantages such as steel tipped claws, additional blades, spikes, or rubber grip body modifications.
The Iji Snappers
The Rengian Ravagers
A sapient race of crabfolk that live along the warm coastal regions of Melior. They are very clean beings and take care in their appearance and pride in their homes.